A Conversation With The Prime Minister

With the country battling a major recession, the economy near collapse, and Olympic Games on home soil in February it’s been a demanding year for Prime Minister Stephen Harper. CTV News Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lloyd Robertson along with CTV Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife sit down for CTV’s exclusive annual year-end interview with the Prime Minister, in the exclusive hour-long CTV Special Presentation A CONVERSATION WITH THE PRIME MINISTER, Saturday, Dec. 26 at 7 p.m. ET. The special airs again on CTV on Sunday, Dec. 27 at 12 Noon ET and on CP24 at 1 p.m. ET and 12 midnight ET. As well, the interview will be available on-demand at CTV.ca immediately following the premiere broadcast.

The wide-ranging interview is the Prime Minister’s final televised interview of the year. Robertson and Fife ask the tough questions Canadians want answered about topics including additional stimulus for the economy, new targets for climate change; progress in Afghanistan with special questions direct from Canadian troops; and how to soften the blow of the “buy America” policy. The conversation includes questions from Canadians as well as discussion about the federal budget and the federal debt.

A CONVERSATION WITH THE PRIME MINISTER has been an annual year-end CTV tradition since the network’s first interview with Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson more than four decades ago. Since then successive Canadian Prime Ministers have shared their perspective on the year gone by and their hopes for the future in the hour-long special presentation. Brett Mitchell is the Senior Producer of W5 and A CONVERSATION WITH THE PRIME MINISTER. Anton Koschany is the Executive Producer. Robert Hurst is President of CTV News and Current Affairs. Susanne Boyce is President, Content, Creative and Channels, CTV Inc.

CTV News is Canada’s most-watched news organization both locally and nationally and has a network of national, international and local news operations. CTV News operations include CTV NEWS CHANNEL, BNN – Business News Network, CP24, Court TV  and information programming, including CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON, CANADA AM, W5, POWER PLAY and QUESTION PERIOD. With a perspective that is distinctly Canadian, CTV News brings Canadians the international and domestic news stories of the day and is the number-one news organization in Canada.

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